Spending countless hours becoming a tried-and-true fan of certain, shall we say provocative artists, can sometimes backfire -- especially if you consider yourself a bit of a goody-two-shoes. Troublemakers, however, generally tend to gravitate towards the VIP badasses of the world. Either way, there have been some very interesting celebrity arrests over the years, from indecent exposure to tax evasion and a whole lot in between.
Here's our list of 13 famous musicians who, at one time or another, have found themselves in the back of a police cruiser.
Jim Morrison of The Doors
Everyone swooned when Jim Morrison of The Doors sang about wanting to "Love Her Madly." But it was in 1969 when he may or may not have let it, you know ‘it,’ break on through while on stage in Miami when the cops decided to issue a warrant. Morrison went to trial and was given six months in jail for indecent exposure and "open profanity."
Oh, Justin. In 2014, a 19-year-old Biebs was arrested in Miami Beach for street drag racing in a yellow Lamborghini -- and failing a sobriety test. Justin was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with a suspended license.
In 2013, Fugees founding member Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison and three months under house arrest for her failure to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings. Insisting she always meant to pay up, Hill said during her hearing "I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being denied that."
Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa was never, ever shy about his weed use, but arrested he was for possession in North Carolina in November of 2010. Cops apparently seized over 60 grams of marijuana during this incident. Deep breath, exhale. Khalifa was arrested again for pot-related offenses in May 2014 (3 full years after his album Rolling Papers was released, mind you) during a TSA check in Texas. In August 2015, Wiz was arrested once again, this time for riding a hoverboard around Los Angeles International Airport. Following the incident, Khalifa posted on Twitter, "Haven't been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun."
While some consider her foray into music a crime, it was in 2006 when hotel heiress Paris Hilton was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Later reduced to reckless driving, Paris was sentenced to a fine, 3 years probation, and mandatory alcohol education classes. A month later, she was caught driving with a suspended license, landing her 45 days in jail.
Look, we're not gonna list all of the marijuana-related arrests, just the fun ones. Enter, Willie Nelson. When Willie's tour bus was pulled over for routine inspection in Louisiana in 2006, the cops found nothing routine about the psychedelic mushrooms and a pound and a half of weed they found. Luckily, a few others claimed the stash and Willie caught a misdemeanor. Lesson not learned, in 2010 he was nabbed again in Texas for possession of weed. On the tour bus. Go figure...